World History III: Early Modern to Present
- Course Number:
- HST 112
- Transcript Title:
- World Hist III: Early Mod–Pres
- Aug 11, 2022
- Aug 17, 2022
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- Lecture Hours:
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- Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
- Satisfies General Education requirement:
- Grading Options
- Default Grading Options
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Covers the Early modern period to the present. Includes the Middle East, India, China, Europe and the Americas. Prerequisites: placement into MTH 65 or MTH 98. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Articulate an understanding of key events in the history of the modern world.
- Critically evaluate historical changes and their impact on western and world civilizations.
- Communicate effectively using historical analysis.
- Identify the influence of culturally based practices, values, and beliefs to assess how historically defined meanings of difference affect human behavior.
- Connect the past with present day events to enhance contemporary understanding and encourage civic activities.
- Recognize the different groups that interacted in the modern period around the world in order to evaluate and appreciate their historical contributions to contemporary civilization.
Alignment with Institutional Learning Outcomes
- 1. Communicate effectively using appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. (Communication)
- 2. Creatively solve problems by using relevant methods of research, personal reflection, reasoning, and evaluation of information. (Critical thinking and Problem-Solving)
- Not Addressed
- 3. Extract, interpret, evaluate, communicate, and apply quantitative information and methods to solve problems, evaluate claims, and support decisions in their academic, professional and private lives. (Quantitative Literacy)
- 4. Use an understanding of cultural differences to constructively address issues that arise in the workplace and community. (Cultural Awareness)
- 5. Recognize the consequences of human activity upon our social and natural world. (Community and Environmental Responsibility)
To establish an intentional learning environment, Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) require a clear definition of instructional strategies, evidence of recurrent instruction, and employment of several assessment modes.
- The outcome is addressed recurrently in the curriculum, regularly enough to establish a thorough understanding.
- Students can demonstrate and are assessed on a thorough understanding of the outcome.
- The outcome is addressed adequately in the curriculum, establishing fundamental understanding.
- Students can demonstrate and are assessed on a fundamental understanding of the outcome.
Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies
Tests, research papers, discussion, quizzes, homework, group projects, and other forms of assessment all may be used for this course at the instructor's discretion
Course Activities and Design
The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.
Competencies and Skills
- Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources
- Identify a historian's thesis and supporting evidence
- Develop your own thesis and historical interpretation, using evidence to support it
- Think critically about the relationships between past and present events and issues
- Compare and contrast the experience of diverse groups in the ancient world and early medieval Europe
- Demonstrate college-level communications skills
Themes, Concepts, Issues
- The Americas
- Industrial Revolution
- ·European expansion
- Technological advancement
- Ideological conflicts
Considering such factors as:
- Social hierarchy
- Political, legal, and economic structures
- Cultural contributions
- Philosophies and religions